Finally got caught up on this show, after having stopped watching it weekly after episode 6...this may not be a very popular opinion among the masses, but I'm really loving the slow pacing of the series so far. The character work on this show as well as the foreshadowing (or what seems like foreshadowing) and metaphorical content is just on a whole different level. However, I do hope that the deliberate pace of this show doesn't turn off fans of Breaking Bad's faster, more eventful pace and ratings don't sag and it gets prematurely cancelled.
I like the pacing as well. I read interviews with the showrunners and they say how they initially planned on having Jimmy become full-blown Saul Goodman by the end of season one and then discovered that they loved the characters and story they were telling so they sort of hit the brakes on it a little bit. I'm glad they did because all the law firm stuff has been fun to watch.
And they are scratching my "Breaking Bad" itch with the Mike storyline, so I'm satisfied. He's the badass side of things.
This is an example of just pure entertainment. I loved all of this:
So I'm "working" from home the rest of the day today (I work from home every other Wednesday) and coincidentally Friday afternoon (our building is directly next to the Superdome so we have to leave by 1 pm) so it's just a good of a time as any to watch the last seven episodes of season 2.
All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.
Agreed. Not much happened. The best part to me was the intro. But happy it's back on. This, The Americans, and Fargo are making TV interesting for me again in the spring after a ridiculously bad Walking Dead winter finale.
So, I take it that this is what will trigger Jimmy's full transformation into Saul. He's going to have to play dirty to get out of this. Kim will realize that despite how much she cares for Jimmy, separating herself from him is what will be best for her career. I assume this whole trial will play out over the season.
I'm so happy that Vince, the network, and Odenkirk had the guts to do a spinoff of one of the most iconic shows of the new golden era of television. While there have been plenty of fantastic series since The Sopranos birthed this new era of TV, I can't recall a single attempt at a serial drama spinoff. Probably because the result could be disastrous and taint the legacy of the original. But BCS is definitely not that.
The very small criticism of the last show I had was with Gus. He stepped out of the car all dappered up like a mob boss which went against the low-profile portrayal of him in BB. They kind of played to the audiences knowledge of who he is. Plus, he looks much older. Which is an unfair criticism, but it still ruins it a little for me.
Plus, he looks much older. Which is an unfair criticism, but it still ruins it a little for me.
This is the problem I've always had with prequels. Bob Odenkirk hasn't aged quite so well either. Only way it really works is if it's all recast for a much earlier time, but even that can be just as distracting.